STAND. COM. REP. NO.711-02
RE: S.B. No. 2909
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Energy and Environmental Protection, to which was referred S.B. No. 2909, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO COUNTIES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to reduce the solid and liquid waste stream flowing into the limited landfill capacity by establishing county requirements for separate collection and recycling of food waste by specified restaurants, food courts, hotels, markets, food manufacturers or processors, catering establishments, hospitals, schools, and businesses.
The Department of Health, Pacific Forums, and Eco-Feed, Inc., supported this measure. The Hawaii Food Industry Association submitted comments on this bill.
Solid waste diversion efforts have fallen deplorably short of the goals set ten years ago and defy the State's policy to promote reuse and recycling to reduce solid and liquid wastes and employ a conservation ethic. Your Committee believes that the importance of this measure increases as counties near the capacity of their landfills.
Your Committee has amended this measure by making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for purposes of clarity, consistency, and style
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Energy and Environmental Protection that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2909, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2909, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Energy and Environmental Protection,
HERMINA M. MORITA, Chair